Section 0102 EGR 1102 TTh 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Peter Wolfe
Text: Elementary Numerical Analysis by Atkinson & Han.3rd ed., Wiley 2004, ISBN 0-471-43337-3.
Additional reference:   Afternotes on Numerical Analysis by G.W. Stewart., SIAM 1996, ISBN 0-89871-362-5 (pbk.)
Syllabus:   We will cover all or parts of chapters 1
through 7 in Atkinson & Han.
Course Objectives:   This course is intended to introduce students to some of the basic ideas in Numerical Analysis. We will supplement our theoretical work with computer work using MATLAB.
Introduction to MATLAB: Here is a short introduction to MATLAB
that can be downloaded in either pdf or postscript format
Click here for postscript . Click here for pdf .
For further information on MATLAB, I recommend A Guide to MATLAB by Hunt, Lipsman & Rosenberg.
Exams and Assignments:   There will be two midterm exams, six assignments to be handed in and a final exam on Monday, December 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The first midterm exam will be on Thursday, October 20. It will cover material from chapters 1,2,4 & 6 in Atkinson. It will be based on the material covered in class and on homework assignments. Be sure to bring a calculator.
The second midterm exam will be on Thursday December 1. It will cover material on least squares, chapter 5 and sections 3.1-3.3 in Atkinson. Again, calculators will be required.
Grading:   Approximately 40% midterms, 30% assignments, 30% final exam.
Interpolation with Polynomials and splines
Example of divided differences
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